Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Michael J Fox Show' & 'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'The Crazy Ones' Adjusted Down

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September 27th, 2013

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The 8:00PM episode of The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up two tenths, the 8:30PM episode of The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up three tenths, The Michael J Fox Show and The X Factor were adjusted up a single tenth and The Crazy Ones was adjusted down a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the  preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday, September 26:


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -P 5.5 18 18.99
FOX The X Factor (8-9PM) 2.1 6 6.47
NBC Parks and Recreation (8-9PM) 1.3 4 3.27
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -R 1.2 4 4.68
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.72
8:30PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 6.1 18 20.44
9:00PM CBS The Crazy Ones -P 3.9 11 15.52
ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-11PM) -P 3.4 9 9.27
NBC The Michael J. Fox Show -P (9-10PM) 2.2 6 7.50
FOX Glee -P 2.0 5 5.06
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.2 1 0.58
9:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -P 2.9 8 11.59
10:00 PM CBS Elementary -P 2.1 6 10.18
NBC Parenthood -P 1.6 5 5.06

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • CBSviewer

    Still great for The Crazy Ones !

  • ToXiX

    NBC at one point basically had sitcoms on EVERY night of the week. The 1997-98 season comes to mind.
    2 sitcoms on Sunday (Men Behaving Badly & Jenny)
    4 on Monday (Suddenly Susan, Fired Up, Caroline In The City, Naked Truth)
    4 on Tuesday (Mad About You, NewsRadio, Fraiser, Just Shoot Me)
    4 on Wednesday (Tony Danza Show, Built to Last, 3rd Rock, Working)
    4 on Thursday (Friends, Union Square, Seinfield, Veronica’s Closet)

    That’s a COMPLETE OVERLOAD of sitcoms. 18 sitcoms on just ONE network.

    That season was also one of the weakest for new series.

    Hard to believe a network with so much success in the past with sitcoms can’t seem to catch a break in the sitcom field these days.

  • Jenk

    Anybody know what MJF show did at 9 and then 9:30 since it was actually 2 episodes and not an hour long premiere?

  • Melissa

    ABC: Mid 3’s is exactly what I expected for the Grey’s Anatomy premiere. If you expected it to break a 4, you weren’t being pragmatic. The >4.0 season nine premiere was inflated by people tuning in to see the plane crash aftermath in which several original characters’ lives were in danger. Not to mention that the show cracked a 4.0 five times in season eight, so getting back up to that mark for the season nine premiere wasn’t that big of a deal. During the second half of season nine, the show never went above a 3.2 and the finale rated only a 3.1. A mid 3’s premiere is a perfectly good result. That being said, in my opinion the episode was really good and I wouldn’t be surprised if it holds up better than usual this season.

    CBS: Could we possibly see another season of growth from The Big Bang Theory? I do have to say, however, that the significant spike at 8:30 indicates that the show would likely do even better if moved into the 9pm hour. Nevertheless, a great result! I was spot on with my The Crazy Ones prediction; regardless of the factors, it got off to a nice start. I expected mid 3’s from Two and a Half Men, but a 2.9 isn’t too bad. Hopefully it can stabilize or go up from here. Elementary did okay.

    FOX: Nice hold from The X Factor, but still very low. I expected mid 2’s from Glee, considering Cory Monteith’s death. Maybe it will rise for the tribute episode.

    NBC: Very low for Parks and Recreation. The Michael J. Fox Show posted a very underwhelming premiere number (I predicted a 3.0), and it certainly didn’t provide the kind of Thursday rejuvenation NBC was clearly hoping for. Not bad for Parenthood – we’ll see how it does against Scandal next week, which I expect to come in stronger than Grey’s Anatomy.

  • Survivor Fan

    TBBT may be able to get a bunch more 6’s this year

  • Survivor Fan

    CBS: TBBT returns huge. The 8:30 episode is now a 6.1 in finals. I think that we could see a series high (about a 6.7) in January, when it tends to uptick. You can never complain with a 3.9 start for a new show, even one that has a 6.1 lead in. Next week will be a good test, with The Millers (probably about a 3.5) as its lead-in. Two and a Half Men is clearly a show on its last legs, but it may stick around one more year if CBS wants to stick with 8 sitcoms. Elementary joins the muddled CBS 10 PM hour, which will feature a bunch of shows trying to stay off Friday/Sunday. I think that all of the 10 PM shows Tuesday-Thursday will be back next year, as CBS has a lot to get rid of on Friday and Sunday.

    NBC: I am not at all surprised by the low premiere of P&R, but I am very disappointed in MJF’s numbers. I think that it cannot drop a whole lot if it even wants a second season. What may help it is if WTTF and SSTW are DOA next week. NBC better hope that its post-Voice spring comedies do well. Parenthood returned in that same mid-to-upper-1’s level that it has been at for years. It should be safe this year, but NBC’s drama slate has been very impressive so far.

    FOX: The X Factor is not going to go to the low 1’s, as some of us hoped. I think that it will settle in the high 1’s on Thursdays and low-to-mid 2’s on Wednesdays. It will be interesting, though, to see if FOX wants to just focus on Idol next year. As for Glee, it seems as if its ratings were pretty consistent with last year. As for the hype about someone dying, I cannot really comment, as I have never seen an episode, and it is so far out of my wheelhouse, that I have no idea who that person even was. I bet it airs its two season renewal and then is never seen again.

    ABC: Grey’s had a solid return, even though it was substantially down year-to-year. You need to remember that it was one of the few positive surprises from premiere week a year ago and that it eroded throughout the season. It will be interesting to see if it grows next week, as, at least for one week, OUAT: Wonderland should be a stronger (and more compatible) lead-in than a SHIELD repeat.

  • harry

    BIG BANG THEORY IS A BEAST! yet the actors on big bang theory take less money than fail Kucther on two and a half men

  • Marie

    Glee is down a lot. Wow. I am pretty much done with the show. Last season was pretty horrible IMO. Only loved the Finn as teacher story and really stuck around for him and Cory. So after the tribute episode for Finn, I am done with the show. This will be the only episode I watch.

  • luka

    wow great for x factor :)

  • Marie

    And wow Big bang is a monster, but so well deserved.

  • erwanfromfrance

    X-Factor actually went UP against TBBT ! Take that haters !

  • darius

    So The crazy ones had a 6.1 lead out at 9.00 pm and in half hour went to 3.9.Next week it might get a very low starting point with The Millers from 8.30.They should ve kept 2.5 men at 8.30!It could ve made better bussiness

  • Ji (g)

    X Factor sucked another night with well deserved bad ratings. The judges are over reacting to average singers trying to help. The format is old and stale and simon is old and stale.

    This show has jumped the shark just like this saying is old and stale, but fitting.

  • rob60990

    The Crazy Ones had strong sampling. Person of DisInterest never pulled almost a 4 rating in that slot, EVER. 2.5 Men’s ratings prove CBS really wasted TBBT lead-in last year.

    Michael J Fox Show did terrible and when Sean Saves the World comes in next week, it will get worse. NBC is still going to be a huge mess on Thursdays.

    Grey’s did solid. It was down which was expected given not as much hype as last year’s and new competition.

  • IP

    NOOOO!!! Parks and Rec I love you!!!!! But thank goodness it at least beat the SHIELD repeat.

  • Dillan

    That’s good for X Factor with the competition.

  • a p garcia

    Well Michael J. Fox show is a hit using NBC standards!

  • Tony ^_^

    Go “Big Bang Theory”!

    It was a mistake to renew “Glee” for two seasons. Fridays next season?

    I wonder how “Scandal” will do next week…

  • Alan

    Seems like The Michael J. Fox Show will be this season’s Go On! And poor Glee. I thought the ratings would be insane because of Cory Monteith’s death. I bet FOX regrets for renewing it for a sixth season.

  • Alan

    FOX should give Glee a final short season like The CW does to their shows. If it keeps doing like this, I think they will.

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